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Table 4 Items included in the two indices, coding of response alternatives, and mean for the whole group

From: What physicians want to learn about sickness certification: analyses of questionnaire data from 4019 physicians

  Knowledge Index (6 items)    Skills Index (5 items)  
4 = large need 3 = fairly large need 2 = limited need 1 = no need 0 1 = missing value
H Sickness insurance rules 0-4 A Judging patients' work capacity 0-4
I Other forms of compensation in the social insurance system 0-4 B Work demands in different occupations and/or workplaces 0-4
K My options and responsibilities as a physician in sickness certification cases 0-4 C Assesing the optimum length and degree of sickness certification 0-4
L The options and responsibilities of the SIO2 in sickness certification cases 0-4 D Handling conflicts with patients about the need for sickness certification 0-4
M Employers' options and responsibilities in sickness certification cases 0-4 F Designing optimum plans of action 0-4
N The options and responsibilities of the Employment Office in sickness certification cases 0-4    
  Sum1 1-24   Sum1 1-20
  Unadjusted mean 15.7   Unadjusted mean 11.9
  Unadjusted mean percent of maximum 65.6%   Unadjusted mean percent of maximum 59.4%
  1. 1Respondents with missing values on all items in one index were not included in the analysis of that index
  2. 2Social Insurance Office
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